Ordubad District

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Ordubad
Map of Azerbaijan showing Ordubad Raion
Map of Azerbaijan showing Ordubad Raion
CountryAzerbaijan
CapitalOrdubad
Area
 • Total970 km2 (370 sq mi)
Population
 (1999)
 • Total40,600
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Postal code
AZ6900
Telephone code0136

Ordubad is a raion of Azerbaijan. It is in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Ordubad is the capital city and the second largest town in Nakhchivan. In addition Ordubad Raion includes 47 villages and settlements.

The historic name is Goghtan. This is a Turkic way of saying the Armenian word Vortvat. This means "the wormy place". The banks of the Araxes river has many worms. These worms were used to make inks for printing.